I just wanted to say a big thank you to everyone here for a fantastic first week on the forum.
Like I said earlier in the week, this has been by far the most successful forum launch that I have been involved with I really couldn't have asked for a better start. To have had over 900 visitors and while I would like more to register, 372 posts from 23 members is outstanding. Thank you all for your contributions this week.
Thank you to Bob for asking me to be involved, I have really enjoyed setting the forum up, taking part in discussions, and making new freinds as well as welcoming some familiar faces.
The one thing that has truly been telling this past week is Mary-Jess herself. I was already a big fan of her music and brought 'Shine' as soon as it was released, but now I have been in contact with Mary-Jess since I started this forum and even though I am yet to meet her in person I don't think I have ever come across such a lovely, kind and down to earth person before, characteristics which really show in interviews and articles too. It is an honour and a privilege to support her.
I have just one regret - not starting this forum sooner.
Hey Dazza, I guess you will have noticed that I'm rather pleased you set this forum up.
Mary-Jess is indeed a lovely person . She seems very willing to engage with her fans and it's great to see her support for the forum too. She even posted a message on my facebook wall thanking me for my involvement here. That sort of thing means a lot to me.
Thank you for setting the forum up, Dazza! These days, I no longer belong to "any community" on the internet even though I am a member of many forums, because I just don't quite feel the passion and loyalty to one artist - so I always feel left out. But I am passionately behind Mary-Jess - regardless if she is crossover or not. I'm so glad she is making music and I am very happy to have the opportunity to share my enthusiasm with others who feel the same way. I think she is my favourite artist since Sarah Brightman - and that's saying something. <3
That's brilliant Nicola, I am so glad that Mary-Jess is making you feel this way and that you are enjoying the forum.
Mary-Jess is fast becoming one of my favourites too, I am feeling as much passion for her and her music as I do for All Angels, perhaps even more so and I never thought that would be possible. That is down to Mary-Jess' incredible talent and lovely personality, as well as my experience here this past week, I have never felt so at home on a forum and I really feel the sense of 'community' that has been building here since day one.
Indeed Dazza, you are doing a great job for which I am thankful. I can only judge from videos (and comments from other members) but Mary-Jess does indeed seem really nice. That makes supporting her a real privilege.
This forum has also encouraged me to play her album more than ever - at least once a day since I registered here.